Wickerman Festival to appear on C4 documentary

Early Friday evening and the festival field begins to fill with people looking to party through the night. GG 2607123 10
Early Friday evening and the festival field begins to fill with people looking to party through the night. GG 2607123 10

SOUTH West Scotland’s largest musical event, the Wickerman Festival, is to be featured on a Channel Four documentary next week.

The programme, ‘Party Paramedics - Festival A&E’ will be screened on Monday 6 February at 10pm and will feature footage from the 2009 festival, which saw The Zutons The Magic Numbers and The Human League perform.

Programme producer Mira King from special edition films said: “Our cameras spent time with the medics at three of Britain’s big festivals - Wickerman in Scotland, Guilfest in Surrey and Wireless in London. We went behind the scenes with the medics as they gave much needed medical care to the thousands of festival-goers who turned up at their gates looking for a good time and unforgettable experience.”

Mira was also keen to thank the organisers of the Wickerman for allowing her team access to the event.

She said: “The team at Wickerman, from Sid and Jamie to the staff from Paramed, were very welcoming to us. The Wickerman is set in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK and was particularly memorable because the sun shone throughout the weekend.”

Festival founder Sid Ambrose added: “The screening of this programme will be tremendous exposure for Dumfries and Galloway. I recently stepped down from my post at Wickerman to work on the North Yorkshire based Willowman Festival so the news of the feature being shown on primetime television means l will be leaving Wickerman on a real high note.”

The film was shot over the summer of 2009 and is part of a Channel Four fly on the wall series about the work of paramedics within the music and events industry.